by Marianne “Bonjour!” I say to my neighbor, Luciana. “Bonsoir!” she replies. It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon. Why was she saying “good evening?” While it surprised me during first few days of my stay in Guadeloupe, I’ve since gotten used to it: if it’s after noon in Guadeloupe, I know to greet folks with bonsoir instead of bonjour. When I first arrived, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. I was constantly comparing...
This past summer, villagers in stage crédit documentaire conducted interviews with staff and peers to illustrate the various reasons people are passionate about languages and why they come to camp.
Grand merci à tous les villageois qui ont créé ce documentaire! Their research also contributed to our newest French poster: Why Learn French.
Voyageurs and Lac du Bois alumni, Espoir, attended the UN Climate Conference in Bonn this past fall. It was an opportunity to connect the dots between her grassroots work and the ways that her camp experiences have empowered her to make herself at home in any setting - even among UN delegates from around the world.
Amazing counselors and teachers are just one of the things that sets the Language Villages apart from other learning experiences. For a future World Language teacher, summers at CLV are invaluable professional development.